On warm summer evenings in Genoa, when the sun begins to dip behind the Sierra Nevada, and the shadows grow long, and the light turns amber and gold, people gather in the Genoa Park on the green grass with their picnic dinners to listen to music.
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Suspect Terrane plays a suspicious blend of bluegrass, roots rock and folk, served up with a healthy side of original recipes!
The geologic term “suspect terrane” refers to a fragment of the earth’s crust which has broken off from one tectonic plate and appears to be lodged in a continent far from its geologic origins, so its origins are suspect!
Like the geologic phenomenon, Suspect Terrane blends musical varieties from far-flung places. The band arose from the influences of classical, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll, reggae, folk, and country genres, resulting in a suspiciously eclectic melodic blend.
The musical formation that became Suspect Terrane began in 1992, when Brad and Lynn first began performing in Reno, Nevada. When Mike and Michael joined up with them on a front porch in Carson City, Nevada in 2005, the Suspects found that their personalities and musical influences formed suspiciously fun musical terrane.
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Spreading the musical word of funk, soul and jazz, The Three Wisemen is an assembly of three leaders in their own right, with Trey Stone on guitar and vocals, Niall McGuinness on saxophone and percussion, and John Shipley on keyboards.
The soulful and explosive sound of R & B Artist Trey Stone has contributed his talents writing and producing dozens of hit recordings. Featured on guitar and vocals, Trey has recently toured with the legendary group Tower of Power. He is a real musical powerhouse who continues to wows audiences in his live shows.
Niall McGuinness, leader of the preeminent ensemble New World Jazz Project, has worked with Trey for over 20 years. This multi-instrumentalist can be heard on saxophone, flute and percussion. Niall is currently writing for film and TV while continuing to carry the banner of jazz with his group as he performs throughout the area.
As a founding member of the groundbreaking Jazz-Fusion group Hiroshima (Epic Records), John Shipley evolved as a keyboardist and arranger, developing his current musical style. John is presently the musical director of the international touring group, the Funk Brothers.
It is from this stellar lineup The Three Wisemen have been forged. Now in their fourth year together, this polished trio is truly a musical force to be reckoned with.